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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Alander Mountain, MA
Trails
Trails: Alander Mountain Trail, South Taconic Trail, Loop Trail, Ashley Hill Trail, Charcoal Pit Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 24, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Mount Washington State Park headquarters on East Street. Trail starts behind the main building. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings have very little water or are bone dry. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few scattered stepover blowdowns along this route. LT, AHT and CPT are very lightly used and overgrown in areas. LT has no signage of any kind and few blazes. I relied on the map here. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure, but barely any water around right now. 
Bugs
Bugs: Mosquitos were somewhat pesky while still. On the summit and ridge, there was a nice breeze. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
 
Comments
Comments: A hike of two states, as I dipped briefly into New York on this long loop over Alander. Most of this route follows woods roads, which became somewhat monotonous after nine miles. Fortunately, it was also shaded which helped with the hot temps. However, the STT over the summit of Alander and along the ridge is fantastic! Open and ledgy, with views over western New York and to the Adirondacks. Decent footing and easy grades made this a quick trip. The only steep section is dropping off Alander headed south on the STT. The state line is not far from the summit, indicated by a granite boundary marker. Alander is a lovely summit, but next time I think I will stick to the out and back. While it was good to explore new territory, the woods roads sections weren't that exciting.  
Name
Name: KenM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kmacgray@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-07-24 
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